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Car bomb Explosion leaves Many Dead Near Parliament.

Car bomb Explosion leaves Many Dead Near Parliament.

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At least three people have been killed and eight others wounded after a car bomb exploded near a checkpoint close to the Somali parliament headquarters in the capital Mogadishu. A security official and witnesses reported the explosion on Saturday as the explosive-laden vehicle passed through a security checkpoint causing security forces to open fire. The car exploded close to another checkpoint at the Sayidka junction, according to local media and police sources. “The police were chasing the hostile vehicle after spotting it a few kilometres away from where it exploded,” security official Abdirahman Mohamed told the AFP news agency. “Three civilians died according to the information we have received so far and eight others are wounded,” he said. “The police opened fire on the...
Court Orders Security to Withdraw from Kyagulanyi ‘s home

Court Orders Security to Withdraw from Kyagulanyi ‘s home

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A Ugandan court has ordered the military and police to leave the home of opposition politician Bobi Wine. He has not left his house in the outskirts of the capital Kampala since voting in the presidential election 11 days ago, in which he was declared runner-up to President Yoweri Museveni. Monday's ruling by the High Court in Kampala comes after a petition by Bobi Wine's lawyers. The state argued it needed to prevent him organising protests. But the High Court has now ruled that Bobi Wine's detention was unlawful, with Justice Micheal Elubu telling the court it was also an "an infringement on his personal liberties". Dozens of people were killed during campaigning - many were shot by security forces. Bobi Wine alleges that the election, in which he ...
Ugandan army kills 189 Al Shabab fighters in Somalia

Ugandan army kills 189 Al Shabab fighters in Somalia

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Military equipment and two commanders of the Al-Qaeda-linked group reportedly seized during raids in Lower Shabelle region Uganda's army said its troops killed 189 fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militant group in an attack on their camps on Friday. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission deployed in Somalia to support the central government and stop Al Shabab's efforts to topple it. The Ugandan People's Defence Force said in a statement that its soldiers raided Al Shabab hideouts in the villages of Sigaale, Adimole and Kayitoy, just over 100 kilometres south-west of the capital Mogadishu, in the Lower Shabelle region. The raid "saw the forces put out of action 189 Al Qaeda-linked fighters and destroyed a number of military hardware and item...
Uganda’s LRA Rebel Leader Joseph Kony is reportedly dead owing to COVID-19.

Uganda’s LRA Rebel Leader Joseph Kony is reportedly dead owing to COVID-19.

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 Some sections of the Ugandan media is reporting that Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony who is wanted at the International Criminal Court at Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity has reportedly dies following infection by the deadly coronavirus disease. The Ugandan media however reported – quoting senior army commanders in the UPDF – that the army command is “yet to get any information regarding death of LRA leader, Joseph Kony, which is widely making rounds on social media.” The reports indicate that Kony succumbed to COVID19 in Central African Republic. Who is Joseph Rao Kony? Joseph Rao Kony born 1961 is a Ugandan insurgent and the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that formerly operated in Uganda. While initially purporting to f...
“Security Forces killed Boxer Zebra Ssenyange” President Museveni.

“Security Forces killed Boxer Zebra Ssenyange” President Museveni.

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The Ugandan undefeated light heavyweight Isaac Zebra Ssenyange was murdered in a home invasion in the nation's capital of Kampala. According to HE: Kaguta Museveni while addressing the nation on New Year’s Eve, Ssenyange was accidently gunned down by security forces. “I specifically decided to take on his case and I have so far found out that he was killed by security personnel” President Museveni. “I’m so sorry, so sorry and I will bring my entire findings to the knowledge of the family. I’m so sorry” he added. Ssyenange never had a good opportunity at a pro career, going 10-0-2 over seven years with no major fights. But he was a former captain of the national amateur teams and was universally respected. His amateur record was a reported 195-19 and he worked for the Ugandan boxing ...
ADF Kills Dozens on New Year’s Eve.

ADF Kills Dozens on New Year’s Eve.

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At least 25 civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) troubled east, local officials said on Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious ADF militia. The army was chasing ADF fighters on Thursday when they found the bodies of 25 civilians, who had been “taken by surprise in their fields on New Year’s Eve,” Donat Kibuana, the administrator of the Beni territory, told news reporters. The ADF, which has been active in the region since the 1990s as a Ugandan rebel group, is one of more than 100 rebel groups that plague the eastern provinces of the vast country. A year ago, the Congolese army launched a large-scale campaign against the ADF. In response, the group abandoned its bases, split into smaller, more mobile groups and retaliated against civi...
Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

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The opposition presidential candidate was arrested while campaigning in Kalangala in the country’s central region. Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team have been arrested in Kalangala in the country’s central region, he said in a post on Twitter. The arrests on Wednesday spurred protests at a field in Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria where a helicopter was parked and which Wine’s supporters said they believed would be used to fly him back to the capital Kampala. Police fired tear gas at the crowd who were protesting. “They are firing even now to disperse people gathering on roads,” a witness, who did not want to give his name for security reasons, told Reuters news agency. Wine has emerged a...
“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

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UN human rights experts* today expressed serious concerns about the violence ahead of Uganda's presidential election, and urged authorities to put an end to the arrest, detention and judicial harassment of political opponents, civil society leaders and human rights defenders. Media outlets have reported that three journalists were hurt on Sunday after being hit by tear gas canisters in Masaka. Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, said one of his bodyguards died after being hit by a military truck later the same day. The military has denied this, saying he fell from a speeding car. "We are gravely concerned by the election-related violence, the excessive use of force by security personnel, as well as the increasing crackdown on peaceful protesters, po...
“My bodyguard was ‘deliberately’ run over and killed” Bobi Wine

“My bodyguard was ‘deliberately’ run over and killed” Bobi Wine

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Ugandan’s presidential opposition candidate Bobi Wine said one of his bodyguards was run over and killed Sunday by a military police truck, while taking a journalist to the hospital. "I regret to announce the murder of my security team member Francis Senteza Kalibala aka Frank. He was deliberately ran over by military-police truck," Wine, a pop musician turned politician, wrote on Twitter. “I regret to announce the murder of my security team member Francis Senteza Kalibala aka Frank. He was deliberately ran over by military- police truck, No. H4DF 2382 which blocked us in Busega on our way to Rubaga to get Kasirye Ashraf emergency medical attention. What a day! A spokesperson for the Ugandan military denied Wine's bodyguard had been targeted. "UPDF (Ugandan People's ...
ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

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More than a dozen people have been killed in two attacks near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that were blamed on the Islamist ADF group, local sources said Sunday. Late Saturday, an initial assault killed seven people, territorial administrator Donat Kibwana told an AFP correspondent, adding that "the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF", which originated in the 1990s as an Ugandan Muslim rebel group. Kibwana said the toll was still provisional and that the attack occurred at a town called Kisima. A second assault took place early Sunday near Oicha, which is in the same region as Beni, where the local authority and other sources said six people had died. The ADF is one of more than 100 militias that plague the eastern provinces of the vast DR Congo. ...
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